In commemoration of this, the most recognized of all nerdy math holidays that I wish I could celebrate with more gusto… I present to you, dessert for dinner.
Like I needed an excuse. Yes, I had chocolate for dinner. It was incredible.
Beforehand, I decided it was time for me to raise a litte more money for Relay for Life. My last bake sale was too long ago. I pulled out the confetti cupcake mix I was saving, and the buttercream and chocolate frostings.
The cake batter may have been the hardest challenge ever. But for some reason, having a reason other than just… oh, my health… made it a lot easier to resist the super-sugary yum-yums.
I didn’t lick one finger! I didn’t love these grapes. But they really did keep me from gnawing off my arm in lieu of caving for processed sugar.
It was a lot easier to resist the frostings. I iced the cupcakes now, after a pilates class. The fake sweet smell really turned me off to them. Dare I say it, I feel like I’m on the right track.
Not that I’m giving up sugar forever. I don’t think it’s bad by any means. But it was definitely time for me to do something about the awful amount I was constantly ingesting. I still can’t believe how often I would reach for a sweet snack. Honestly, it was all the time. I am very conscious of it this week. 🙂 Mindfulness. So for as bad a week as I had last week, it’s good to think there’s still hope for me to find balance. Hello, meditation practice fitting in everywhere!
Back to my pi celebration. Since the spelling is a little creative, I decided that my “pi” could be a little creative, too. I present to you: Chocolate-Top Oatmeal Pie.
“Crust” — microwaved for a few seconds to mix it all together —
1.5 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp cashew butter
1/2 cup oat bran
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
dash of vanilla
2 tbsp peanut butter powder
a square of 100% Ghirardelli unsweetened chocolate
It. Was. Awesome. Crazy, yes. But just what I was hoping for. Lots of real food, and a good way so far to make myself feel like less / no extra sugars is not the end of the world.
I guess for legitimacy’s sake, I’ll file this under breakfast. I sort of feel guilty with it in any category. But it really wasn’t junk food! :-p